First Steps to Wellbeing Peer Volunteer

Health and social care | Disability | Drugs and addictions | Healthy living | Mental health | Physical health | People and communities | Homelessness and housing

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Location: Evolve Housing & Support, Croydon, CR9 3LQ (see map)

Travel: East Croydon station. Whitgift Centre bus stop.

Start date: Ongoing

What will I be doing?

  • First Steps is a Peer Support Service, funded by the Big Lottery Community Fund, where people with lived experience of Homelessness can have the opportunity to support adults and young people with their Health and Wellbeing.
  • Wellbeing Peer advisors provide a friendly face in our hostels promoting discussions about wellbeing.
  • They help to build a sense of community by running activities and workshops, and provide critical guidance, support, and signposting to people facing challenges with their health.

What impact will this have?

  • First Steps to Wellbeing Peers allow people using the service to discuss their wellbeing and find solutions to their own problems helping to break the the cycle of homelessness
  • First Steps to Wellbeing Peers can help to signpost people to relevant services to help improve their wellbeing and likelihood of breaking the cycle of homelessness
  • First Steps to Wellbeing Peers can help to build a sense of community for people who have been affected by homelessness.

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • We are looking for a commitment of once a week. This would usually be for a morning or afternoon. We can be flexible about the day/time.

What else do I need to know?

  • For this role we are looking for people with lived experience of homelessness. We believe that your knowledge and life experience is a valuable asset to our organisation and can support others going through similar experiences.

Expenses

  • Travel and food expenses are covered in line with our volunteering policy

Background checks

  • A DBS check is required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Interpersonal
  • Advice and support
  • Coaching
  • Listening
What skills can I gain?
  • Interpersonal
  • Advice and support
  • Coaching
  • Listening
  • Team working

Training

  • First Steps can be a great opportunity for those with lived experience interested in seeking work in the supported housing sector. Volunteers are provided with direct support throughout the project.
  • Full induction and training
    After session debriefs
    A 3-stage personal learning and development plan
    Direct on the ground experience working with our customers
    Expenses related to volunteering
    Formal certificate of recognition

Location

Evolve Housing & Support, Croydon, CR9 3LQ

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